Sophomore guard Patrick Good had a record-setting night on Saturday when he broke a school record by hitting 11 3-points in a big win versus Western Carolina. Good was hot all night starting the game at an astonishing 9-10 from the 3-point line. He ended up finished 11-of-17 from beyond the arc and 12-of-18 from the field for a total of 35 points. The 35 points was also a career high for Good.
Patrick Good broke a nearly 10-year old record which had previously been set by ETSU great Courtney Pigram on Feb. 28, 2009. Pat commented in the post game that he knew he was going to have a huge night early in the 2nd half when hit a contested 3-pointer well beyond the NBA line as the shot clock was winding down.
Not only did Patrick Good have a career night but Mladen Armus also had one of the best games of his career. Armus finished with a career-high 21 points (9-of-13 shooting) and grabbed 12 rebounds, while also notching his fourth career double-double.
The Bucs started the game hot with a 17-3 lead early on and never really looked back as the Catamounts could only get as close as 9 points the rest of the game. As a team the Bucs shot well at 55% and Good accounted for 11 of the teams 12 3-pointers. ETSU also forced 21 turnovers which they turned into 38 points. Additionally, the Bucs outscored the Catamounts 44-26 in the paint, including seven dunks.
Dominance over Western
The ETSU dominance over Western Carolina in basketball continued last night as the Bucs have won 24 of their last 25 over Western Carolina. The Bucs also have not lost in Cullowhee since 1998.
The Bucs will next face Samford in Birmingham. In a game that projects to be a tough matchup for the Bucs. Last time ETSU faced Samford was a few weeks ago in Freedom Hall when Samford came back from 17-points down in the 2nd half to force overtime but later fell to the Bucs in OT. Samford is also coming off a very impressive two game road swing where they led at Wofford for most of the game but later fell by a point in OT thanks to some late game heroics by Fletcher Magee. Then last night the Bulldogs became the first team all year to defeat Furman in Greenville, with a 75-73 victory over the Paladins.